Educators, Related Services / Support Staff
Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)
Bringing Words to Life is an excellent resource that provides research-based strategies for vocabulary development with children from the earliest grades through high school. It explains why providing rich information about words and their uses enhance students' language comprehension and production. Teachers are guided in selecting words for instruction, developing student-friendly explanations of new words, creating meaningful learning activities and getting students involved in thinking about, using, and noticing new words both within and outside the classroom. “You Try It” sections are provided to give teachers exercises to bring the concepts to life. Appendices are included in the back. Appendix A gives lists of books rich in vocabulary for kindergarten through second grade. Appendix B offers lists of books for creating a lively verbal environment.